Robin Pizzo

WKAR Director of Education

Robin Pizzo leads the education outreach efforts of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University, the PBS and NPR affiliate serving Michigan's capital region. Robin convenes partnerships and coordinates station initiatives such as WKAR Family and Ready to Learn to bring workshops, learning tools, and other resources into the community to help kids be resilient, lifelong learners.

Robin joined WKAR in January 2018.

Prior to joining WKAR, she was Director/Student Success Coach at Lansing Community College; before that, she spent many years in the K-12 educational arena in various capacities, including teaching.

Robin Pizzo has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Wayne State University and a Master's degree in Education from Marygrove College.

updated 11/2/18

From Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: Libraries are a wonderful and important part of every community. For this answer I reached out to Liz Breed, Michigan e-library coordinator, to offer suggestions.

From Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: Pent up energy is a common problem for all learning environments. Don't forget to include physical activity throughout the day.

From Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: Math is everywhere. Although new math can be difficult for many parents, reviewing foundational math skills your children have already learned is a much easier task.

From Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: Take a deep breath and know you are now and have always been your child's best teacher.

From Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: Although a difficult task, motivation can be found by turning a child's learning toward what interests them most.

Notes from Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

A: No matter the age or development level, the best way to continue to support your child’s reading growth is by reading actual books.